Worcester’s Lingo Signs With Va Tech

Worcester’s Lingo Signs With Va Tech
leigh lingo signing

BERLIN- Worcester Prep three-sport standout Leigh Lingo this week signed a national letter of intent to attend and play lacrosse at Virginia Tech next year.

Lingo, who also plays field hockey and basketball, is a standout and prolific scorer at Worcester Prep after starting as a freshman. As a junior last year, Lingo was named Eastern Shore Independent Athletic Conference (ESIAC) Player of the Year for lacrosse. While she could likely have had scholarship offers for her other sports, especially field hockey, Lingo said the decision to choose lacrosse and ultimately Virginia Tech, was an easy one.

“Lacrosse has always been my main sport and I’m excited for the opportunity to play at the next level, especially at Virginia Tech,” she said. “I looked at a couple of other schools, but when I visited Virginia Tech, I knew it was the one. It’s really a great fit for me.”

Virginia Tech has an outstanding women’s lacrosse program and plays in the high-powered Atlantic Coast Conference. Nonetheless, Lingo believes she can come in and contribute as a freshman.

“My goal is to play and maybe even start in my freshman year,” she said. “I’m just going to work hard and do whatever I can to get on the field and just see how it plays out. I’m just excited for the opportunity.”

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.